For “Banisuta”, T-ara split into 3 sub units

For “Banisuta”, T-ara split into three sub units. So what is “Banisuta”? It’s the latest single from the group and will be released on March 20th.

The single will be the group’s 6th Japanese single and features 10 different versions of the song.

Seven regular editions of the single will be released as well as a unique solo single from one of the group’s members.

The songs are as follows:

Ai no Shi – Soyeon
Two As On – Eunjung
Maybe Maybe – Boram
For You – Jiyeon
Do We Do We – Qri
Love Suggestion – Hyomin
Happy Rain – Areum

Three limited edition versions of the single will also be released, each containing the single’s title track, as well as one of the following songs from the 3 sub units formed for the single:

Signs – Soyeon & Areum
Shabon Dama no Yukue – Boram & Qri
Dangerou Love – Eunjung, Jiyeon & Hyomin

“ANCAFESTA’12 SUMMER DIVE ~daikoukaijidai~” DVD coming March 27th from An Cafe

September 8th and 9th of last year marked the comeback of the popular Oshare Kei band An Cafe after a two year hiatus. If you hadn’t the chance to be there then pick up and watch the DVD!

The new release is titled “ANCAFESTA’12 SUMMER DIVE ~daikoukaijidai~" and will hit stores on March 27th. The DVD will set you back 7980 Yen, but it’s full of a ton of extra footage! It includes their live on September 8th, a backstage documentary of those show and of their world tour!

Tegomass Releasing New Single “Sayonara ni Sayonara”

Japanese duo Tegomass announced that they will be releasing a new single, "Sayonara ni Sayonara", on March 6th.

The new single will come in a regular edition and a limited edition. The limited edition version will come with a bonus DVD and an 8-page booklet. The regular edition will come with 2 extra tracks not included in the limited edition, as well as its own 6-page booklet.

The new single’s title track was produced by Kiyoshi Matsuo and will be a mid-tempo, happy ballad.

Tegomass is a duo under Johnny’s Enertainment consisting of NEWS members Tegoshi Yuya and Masuda Takahisa. The new single will be their 6th single and first release in 2 years – "Aoi Bench", their last single, was released on February 16th, 2011.

Check out the track list to the new single below:

Regular Edition CD

1. Sayonara ni Sayonara

2. Hitori Jyanai

3. Komorebi Memories

4. Sayonara ni Sayonara (Original karaoke with just Tegoshi Yuya’s voice)

5. Sayonara ni Sayonara (Original karaoke with just Masuda Takahisa’s voice)

Limited Edition CD

1. Sayonara ni Sayonara

2. Sayonara ni Sayonara (Original karaoke)


1. Sayonara ni Sayonara MV

2. Sayonara ni Sayonara Making Of

Ayumi Hamasaki releases “Melody” PV

"Melody" was released on Ayu’s mini album "LOVE" on November 8th and the song was originally supposed to be released with a music video, but was cancelled before making its way to viewers.

Now Ayumi Hamasaki has revealed a short version PV preview for the song, which is the only new music video off of the singer’s upcoming album "LOVE again".

The music video is like a kaleidoscope, using multiple mirrors to create awesome kaleidoscopic effects. This also has a deeper meaning and mirrors the singer reflecting about her love life.

"LOVE again" is the 4th release of 5 monthly releases leading up to Hamasaki’s 15th anniversary. The album is her 14th full-length album.

SuG’s Last Live DVD on sale April 10th

SuG announced a new release that will feature their last live before going on hiatus.

The new release is available as DVD and Blu-ray and will drop on April 10th. It is titled “SuG Oneman Show 2012 “This iz 0”” and includes their live on December 19th, 2012.

The Blu-ray will cost 5800 Yen and features special footage while the DVD costs 3900 Yen but features only the live performance.

Kalafina Releasing New Album, “Consolation”

Kalafina announced today that they will be releasing their 4th studio album “Consolation” on March 20th.

The new album will come in a regular edition and a limited edition. Confirmed tracks to be featured in the new album include “To the Beginning”, “Hikari Furu” and “moonfesta”.

The DVD and Blu ray disk that come with the limited edition version of he album will contain footage of the group’s time at “Animagic 2012” in Germany and the music video for “Yume no Daichi”, a new song believed to be the album’s lead track.

To celebrate the release of their new album, Kalafina will be holding a special live show titled “Consolation Special LIVE 2013” on April 6th, 2013 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall. Over the summer, the group will go on a full nationwide tour.

In addition to promotional activities in Japan, Kalafina announced today that they will be coming to the United States later in the year. On May 17th, the group will be special guests at the Chicago anime convention “Anime Central”. This will mark the Kalafina’s 3rd appearance at an anime convention in the United States.

Koda Kumi releasing 2nd Cover Album

Koda Kumi is releasing her 2nd cover album on February 2nd. The singer revealed which songs she will be covering on her album.

According to the singer, the new album is meant to be more about entertainment than anything else. "I chose a wide selection of music and challenged myself to various arrangements," she stated.

The new album will come in CD Only, CD+DVD and Limited Edition CD+DVD versions. The Limited Edition DVD will contain a bonus documentary not found on the regular edition DVD as well as a special photo book.

Koda covered a variety of songs in her previous cover album, “ETERNITY ~Love & Songs~“. One new cover on the upcoming album is pop band Kome Kome CLUB’s hit song “Shake Hip!” in an electro style.

Perfume new single releasing February 27th, “Mirai no Museum”

Perfume have revealed the jacket covers for their upcoming single, “Mirai no Museum”, which will be released on February 27th.

This song was written for the movie, ‘Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dougu Museum’, that’s scheduled to open in theaters on March 9th. The regular edition jacket is a pop design featuring the girls dressed as detectives.

Meanwhile, the limited edition jacket is an illustration done by the animators of ‘Doraemon’. It shows the members wearing the same outfit and striking the same pose as the regular edition jacket cover.

Check them out here!